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Keto Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs

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Lemon butter chicken is a delicious dinner dish that you can prepare once a week. It’s creamy, tasty and your family will definitely love it, even if they don’t follow keto.

We use chicken thighs with skin and bone for this recipe. You can use boneless and skinless chicken thighs if you want to. You might also replace this with chicken breast.

Lemon Butter Chicken Recipe

First, we will season the meat with the basic seasoning then pan-sear the thighs skin side down approximately 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn brown.


The next step is to add heavy cream, chicken broth, lemon juice, and thyme. Bring it to a boil then simmer and add spinach.

Finally, cover Parmesan cheese on top and bake until it’s cooked. It’s going to smell amazing when you take it out of the oven.

You can serve this with fresh salad and some extra lemon juice.

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Keto Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs


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Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs

Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author KetoVale.com Team


  • 4 chicken thighs with bone and skin
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup baby spinach chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix the minced garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Use this spice mix to season the chicken thighs after washing and drying the meat.
  • Turn the stove on medium heat. Settle a large skillet over the heat and melt the butter in. Sauté the seasoned chicken to make all of the sides golden brown.
  • Pour the lemon juice, chicken broth, thyme, and heavy cream on top of the chicken. Let it boil then leave to cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  • Toss in the chopped spinach. Put the lid on top and cook for an additional 3 minutes before turning off the stove.
  • Transfer all of the contents into a baking dish. Dust generously with Parmesan cheese on top. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until thoroughly cooked. Remember to preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Serve while hot with a lettuce salad on the side.
    Keto creamy butter chicken thighs


Macros (per serving): Calories: 322– Fat: 25.5 g – Net carbs: 2.2 g (total carbs: 2.5 g, fiber: 0.3 g) – Protein: 20.1 g

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